Bright Horizons Nanny Care Job

Someone from bright horizons has reached out to me and asked if I was interested in a position. Basically bright horizons has a program for back up care. Families that have tmobile or microsoft, etc can go to bright horizons and hire a back up nanny. I was told that this job is on call with 2-3 days notice, possibly 1.

There are not garunteed hours, but the more open my schedule is, the more hours I can work. Pay is 15-17 an hour depending on education, which im sure I will get $17 an hour since i have an ECE degree. They told me most of their nannies work 40-50 hours a week. I'm thinking this might be a good job. I get the advantage of meeting new families and not having to stick to one family, as I know finding a decent longterm nanny position is difficult. This job gives me the opportunity to choose my schedule and be able to work with different people. How do you all feel about this? I think it might be something great for me. I have an interactive interview at bright horizons so they can see how i act in unfamiliar settings since this job will 99% consist of unfamiliar settings.


Is it in a day care setting or the families homes?

My last nanny family had back up care for when I was sick but it was center based.

I'm not sure I would want to go to a family's house having never met the family or children. Or seen the house and know the situation- pets no pets?

If it's center based I would do it while interviewing.

It may be difficult adjusting to a new situation frequently, but it's work I would take if I needed to. I'm always in contact with an agency that does temp placement for just in case. I used it when a family went on vacation suddenly and we hadn't had a clause for guaranteed hours in my contract.

It probably wouldn't fit ME long term but i haven't heard anything negative about Bright Horizons, and this is a personal decision for you to make :)

I joined an agency before. They took 17% of my pay plus a $2 finders fee. Sometimes they wanted me to go further than I wanted to travel but I stayed with them between nanny jobs.

Parents are supposed to pay a fee to use an agency. The nanny isn't supposed to be charged anything ( maybe you pay up front for your drug and background check but that should be reimbursed if you are hired).

It soulnds like either you had a bad agency or they are different from where I'm from.

I know what you mean, but the thing is i wouldnt have to deal with a family if they were terrible for more than one day. That's the plus side! But after doing my interactive at the daycare, i'm considering working there! Even though it's way less pay, it was so much fun being with the kids. They were all so sweet and gravitated towards me!

I wouldn't do home based temp care without knowing the family or the situation but that's just me. I'm picturing a dirty house, overflowing trash and diaper pale, nanny not knowing where anything is...
Which is pessimistic of me I know.

I would do the center based care. I just think it's safer.

So excited to say i got hired and am going thru some training/orientation. I do have to say its so different than what i'm used to.. working privately for families. Now there are policies that i have to follow. I do see your concerns stating about dirty houses & etc, but i jave had bo luck finding a decent family to work for privately. I'm hoping this is a great situation for me for now! I would work in the daycare setting, but the pay is extremely low compared to the in home back up care program. Wish me luck!